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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Northbound I-35 from between Albert Lea and Owatonna, southbound I-90 in Albert Lea re-opened

UPDATE: ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC): The Minnesota Department of Transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Albert Lea and Owatonna, but southbound I-35 remains closed along this stretch due to snow drifts and icy conditions. Additionally, southbound I-35 south of Interstate 90 at Albert Lea is open to Iowa. MnDOT will have to temporarily close that portion of southbound I-35 in the coming hours because a vehicle will be removed further along the route in Iowa.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a release around 2 p.m. Monday stating that I-35 remains closed from Owatonna to the Iowa border and I-90 is closed west of Highway 52 near Rochester to Albert Lea.

The closures come from blowing and drifting snow causing poor driving conditions.

Southeast Minnesota continues with a No Travel Advisory, meaning conditions are poor to impassable.

MnDOT says that motorists are encouraged to stay off the highways while snowplows continue to work.

Other SE Minnesota highways that remain closed include:

MnDOT said that snowplow operators will do their part to make highways safe and motorists should remember to:

The latest road conditions map can be found at

KTTC Staff

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